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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic44%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL96%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Syracuse internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Syracuse is comparable to the rest of New York - 100%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Syracuse area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Syracuse residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 44% of those living in Syracuse.

There are four internet providers serving the Syracuse area, and 99.31% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Syracuse's four internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Syracuse

The largest internet providers in Syracuse are Verizon and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Syracuse.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Syracuse residents, covering 96% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from Verizon, which covers 44% of the area. Syracuse’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Syracuse residents.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Syracuse covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Syracuse to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Syracuse, $48.74.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Syracuse, $1.52.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Syracuse. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Syracuse's providers, 323 Mbps.

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Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

44%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to about half of households in Syracuse covering 44% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Verizon is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Syracuse than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Syracuse, $48.74.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Syracuse, $1.52.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Syracuse. These download speeds are available to 44% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Syracuse's providers, 323 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Syracuse covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Syracuse residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Syracuse, $48.74.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Syracuse, $1.52.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Syracuse. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Syracuse's providers, 323 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Syracuse, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Syracuse, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Syracuse and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Syracuse at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Syracuse at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Syracuse residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Syracuse with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 44% of households in Syracuse. The next fastest internet provider in Syracuse is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Verizon offers the cheapest internet in Syracuse with plans starting at $39.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Syracuse, $48.74.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Syracuse, covering 44% of the city.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.